Chosen Books

Invited designers and commentators have chosen these as the books that inspire them and that have shaped their worldview or their ideas about design.
2000 books
The Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury
La Prima Architettura Barocca (The First Baroque Architecture)
Cesare Brandi
Wiener Werkstätte, Design in Vienna 1903-1932
Christian Brandstätter
La Crisi della Qualità (The Quality Crisis)
Andrea Branzi
Cities of the World
Georg Braun et al.
Mark Rothko: A Biography
James E. B. Breslin
Notes on the Cinematographer
Robert Bresson
Fashion’s World Cities
Christopher Breward et al.
Recollections of the Lyceum & Chautauqua Circuits
Irene Briggs DaBoll et al.
The Elements of Typographic Style
Robert Bringhurst
Marianne Brandt
Hans Brockhage et al.
The Graphic Artist and His Design Problems
Josef-Müller Brockmann
The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910–1913
Max Brod, ed.
On Grief and Reason
Joseph Brodsky
Architectural Ornament
Brent C. Brolin
Poised for Grace
Douglas Brooks
Dutch Graphic Design
Kees Broos et al.
Beyond the Pawpaw Trees
Palmer Brown
Lace: From the Victoria and Albert Museum
Clare Browne
Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light
Jane Brox
Les Années “25”
Yvonne Brunhammer
Ich und Du (I and Thou)
Martin Buber
Albert Kahn: Architect of Ford
Federico Bucci
My Last Sigh (Mi último suspiro)
Luis Buñuel
Dead End Gene Pool
Wendy Burden
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
Information Ecology: Bayer’s Book of Maps
Nate Burgos
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